Hello again!
Even though I love teaching a lot however I still needed a break to re-charge myself. Therefore, I took a week off .
And guess where I’ve been to – One of the best dive sites in the world – Sipadan!

It was actually my 2nd trip to Sipadan. The first time was about 5 years ago when AirAsia offered free tickets to Tawau. Unfortunately at that time I only snorkelled around the island. This time round, its different because I went as a diver and stayed at the Seaventures Dive Resort, an oil rig turned into a dive resort.

Totally a different experience as it located in the about 1km away from the white sandy beach of Mabul Island. It is definitely not the usual beach resort.

And no wonder some of them call Sipadan as an underwater paradise.

With 8 to 10 turtles, 2 metres sharks and a school of barracuda surrounding you, no words can ever describe it.

To experience it yourself, get certified as a diver, and get your ticket with us to Tawau.


Safina started her journey with AirAsia as an instructor at AirAsia Academy. She love everything that happened in the Academy. Be it teaching, facilitating, handling visitors, motivating, every single thing. She’s passionate about teaching and sharing her life experiences. She's currently based in Jakarta with Indonesia AirAsia team. Apart from loving her job very much, she also love basketball (once a basketball coach), diving (she said it's the only place she could float and "fly" like superman!), running and writing. So, here she is, being part of the World's Best Low Cost Airline, hopefully to share all the experiences, stories, places or anything and everything under the sun :-)

  • Almond

    I have been to Sipadan also. This place is great, soooooo beautiful! I stayed at Mabul island, not cheap tho, RM 400 per person a night but includes meals and boat/ van transfer!

    I love the green turtle picture you took! The flippers,so natural! My film underwater camera is not so good. Are you trying to kiss a puffer fish (last picture)?

  • Safina

    Hi almondstar, I know..it is beautiful. Accomodation in Mabul also is not that cheap.Its not puffer fish , not sure what it is- I was just trying my luck just incase it turns out as a prince!! 😉

  • Talal

    your picture kissing the fish is so good. My complement to the photographer!!!